Posts Tagged ‘Abraham Lincoln

28
Jan
11

Benjamin Walker Will Play Abe Lincoln

Deadline reports that Benjamin Walker has landed the lead role inĀ Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Walker will play Abraham Lincoln and will hunt vampires.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters in June of 2012.

14
Jan
11

6 Actors Vying To Hunt Vampire’s As Abraham Lincoln

Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin. Everyone knows that he led the country through its greatest internal struggle; the Civil War. Everyone knows that honest Abe could not tell a lie. What people don’t know is that Abraham Lincoln had a secret life. Abraham liked to go hunting, but not any normal kind of hunting. No Abe liked to hunt Vampires!

Finally Hollywood is bringing this little known fact about the 16th President to the big screen.

Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) will be directing the adaptation based on the book of the same name. He will also be producing with Tim Burton.

Last month it was rumored that Eric Bana would be playing Abraham Lincoln in this film but according to Deadline there are still six actors who are up for the role.

The six actors are British actor James D’Arcy, academy award winner Adrien Brody, Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Going The Distance), Josh Lucas and Timothy Olyphant (Hitman) and stage actor Benjamin Walker fresh off playing another president Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

The synopsis of the film sounds found:

President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

I have never read the novel the film’s based on but this sounds like a fun project.